DIY Fast and Cheap Villains Unleashed Disney Tee Shirts

If you have young kids, you know that sometimes you just need a break! My husband and I are taking a chance to unwind and have date night this weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for their Villains Unleashed Party! Last night, I whipped up coordinating shirts using my Silhouette Cameo and freezer paper.

Supplies Needed:

Tee Shirt

Paint

Foam brush

Stencil

Cutting Machine or Exacto Knife

Freezer Paper

Iron

The internet is loaded with tutorials on freezer paper stenciling. I headed over to I am Momma Hear Me Roar for her tutorial. First she gives a tutorial on freezer paper stenciling, then she shows how to cut the freezer paper with the Silhouette Cameo. (If you don’t have a Silhouette or other similar machine, you can trace the design onto freezer paper and use an exacto knife to cut it out.)

What I learned: It is really important to dab the paint in an up and down manner and not brush it on. This prevents the paint from bleeding under the edge of the stencil. 

Here are my finished shirts:

Disney Villains Tee Shirts

If you have a Silhouette, here are the cutting files in .studio3 format: Villians RUN from me! or Villains don’t scare ME!

If you are attending the event: Say hi if you see me, you know what I will be wearing! Did you like this post? Don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest or tack it on Disnify!

 

10 Minute DIY Disney Shirt Tutorial

10 Minute DIY Disney ShirtsFor the not-so-crafty or time strapped mama wanting custom Disney themed shirts for your vacation, try this quick and easy iron on method.

Supplies needed:

Blank t-shirt or onesie
Iron
Scissors
Tape measure or ruler
Piece of cardboard to put between shirt layers
Iron on transfer sheets
Computer and printer
A design

Step 1) After gathering all of your supplies, print your desired image onto the transfer paper. If you don’t want to design your own, several etsy sellers offer high quality images for sale. For this tutorial, I purchased the Minnie image from swirlycolorpixels on etsy. You can find other images on etsy by clicking here.

Step 2) Cut out the design to be ironed onto the shirt. Be sure to cut as close to the image as you can.

Step 3) Iron the shirt you will be transferring the image onto.

Step 4) Place your cardboard piece between the shirt layers to prevent bleeding through. Using your ruler or tape measure, lay the image face down onto the shirt.

Step 5) Following the manufacturer instructions, iron the image onto the shirt. Be careful not to move the image once you begin ironing.

Step 6) Allow the image to cool completely and gently peel back the image sheet to admire your new creation!

To prolong the life of your shirt, turn it inside out before washing and hang to dry.

Cost of this project:

Onesie: $2.00 at Michaels Craft Store from clearance area
Iron on transfer sheets: $4.49  for 10 at Michaels Craft Store (I used a 50% off coupon, regularly $8.99)
Minnie image from etsy.com: $2.00.

If you aren’t the DIY type, be sure to view my post Custom Disney Shirts for Your Vacation.

Custom Disney Shirts for Your Vacation

If you have ever visited Disney World, you might remember that many families choose to dress alike, or at least coordinate outfits, each day. You will see everything from matching t-shirts commemorating a special event, such as a family reunion or birthday, to families decked out in coordinating custom clothes depending on which park they are visiting. In my opinion, coordinating outfits make great photos for your Disney vacation, and they make spotting your group members easier in the crowds! If you are interested in custom clothing you have three options:

1) Order custom screenprinted t-shirts. My favorite screenprinting company is Celebration Shirts, who specialize in Disney themed t-shirts. They have an 8 shirt minimum for custom printed shirts, and prices range from $24 to $30 per shirt. Celebration Shirts can be found at celebrationshirts.com or on etsy. A few of my favorite designs from their website:

2) Order custom apparel from your favorite etsy seller. There’s thousands of items available that range from embroidery to painted. Prices vary per seller, but I was able to find many adorable designs for under $20.

3) Create your own. You don’t have to be able to sew or paint to create your own Disney themed shirts. Read on for my 10 Minute DIY Disney Shirt Tutorial.